Friday, July 9, 2010

Cup of Comfort Call for Submissions

A writing friend recently told me the market for inspirational anthologies isn't as strong as it has been in the past. Speculation is there are too many competing anthologies and not a large enough readership. With the popularity of the Twilight series and similar books, it could be lots of folks are reading about vampires or werewolves instead. Vampires and werewolves aside, I found this call for submissions for a Cup of Comfort for Christian Women with a deadline of August 15.

I've been fortunate with the Cup of Comfort market. Three of my true-life stories have appeared in their anthologies. "Julie's Gift" is in Cup of Comfort for Women; "Santa Wore Cowboy Boots" is in Cup of Comfort for Christmas; and "Welcome Home" is in Cup of Comfort for Military Families. Beyond the publication credit and payment, each of these stories is special to me because they are about loved ones.


A few of the writer benefits have changed since my first CoC publication. Payment for the Christian Women anthology is $50, which is half of what I received for my previous publications with Adams Media, the publisher. The publisher also used to pay for interviews and book signings, but after my last signing I was told they no longer pay for those.

Even with the reduced payment, a Cup of Comfort publication is an impressive one for writers to have on their resumes, even more so if it's for a story that is a special one that a writer wants to see in print. So, if this anthology is something that interests you, here's a link to the guidelines.

Oh, and good luck!


7 comments:

  1. Thank you for this info, I appreciate it! Thanks also for coming by my blog and following. Nice to meet you:)
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  2. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for stopping by and for following my blog.
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  3. Neat blog. I'll be back. Thanks for following Under the Tiki Hut.

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  4. Hi Carol,
    I like your blog, too.
    Donna

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  5. Is anything what it used to be? :) Seems so many things in publishing and elsewhere are under change. Have you noticed the big ads in magazines promoting the reading of magazines? I just saw two double page ads this week...I thought it interesting that magazines have a call out for helping save their lives by selfpromoting their existence...and the numerous cheap rates right now! Wow.

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  6. Thanks so much for this post, Donna. I have a sister who might submit! I'm going to pass this info to her!

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  7. Hi Clara,
    I'm glad to hear you're passing on the info to your sister.
    Good luck to her!
    Donna

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